Plot to remove Tok Mat for good? Will this be for the greater good of Malaysian sepak takraw?


Former Selangor football manager Zakaria Rahim starts his day early. The above was posted on his Facebook page at 5.54am.

He was referring to the action taken by Asian Sepak Takraw Federation (ASTAF) against the Sepak Takraw Association of Malaysia (PSM).

PSM has been expelled from the Asian Sepak Takraw Federation (ASTAF) with immediate effect.

This was after PSM president Datuk Seri Ahmad Ismail, better known as Tok Mat, sent a letter to the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and which was copied to the International Olympics Committee (IOC) in his capacity as ASTAF deputy president on Feb 24.

On May 5, Tok Mat was handed a 15-year ban by ASTAF.

Several state members have already ditched PSM. 

Some say it's a plot to remove Tok Mat from the sport for good. Others say this will be good for Malaysian sepak takraw - a sport that has hardly made any significant progress and consistency over the past two decades. 

But I doubt Tok Mat would want to wave the white flag just yet. Read 'Tok Mat tak gentar hukuman ASTAF'.


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